Almares Building / Reinach Mendonça Arquitetos Associados

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  • Collaborators: Tony Chen, Victor Gonçalves, Camila Osele, Taís Vieira, Luena Vettorazzo, Raquel Gonçalves, Silvia Mori, Venâncio Alves, Flávia Henriques, Manuel Tojal, Guilherme Nakata, Lucas Ferreira, Lucas Pohl, Alessandra Musto.
  • Lightning: Franco + Fortes Lighting Design
  • Electric Installations: Rasmoska Castellani
  • Hydraulic Installations: Rasmoska Castellani Paisagismo: Barbieri + Gorski Arquitetos Associados
  • Structure: Campanhia de Projetos
  • Construction: Construtora CPD
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Text description provided by the architects. A building constructed in 1970 decade was disable because of its inappropriate preservation. A completely renovation and a modern design were requested to follow the city revitalization.

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The goal was a renovation of the building as well as of the surroundings, thus the sidewalks were enlarged and a new street paving was made.

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Moreover,

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new attached site was acquired so that a parking lot could be located.

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The ground floor, previously closed and turned to indoors, is now open and facing the street. It also hosts an art gallery and a café – both surrounded by a large water mirror - attracting the outside pedestrians to enter.

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The roof top floor, that was earlier only a technical slab, was turned into a collective living space and a city lookout along with an auditorium and an event space. Apart from the new uses of the public areas, the main proposal was creating a metallic sunscreen panel, that completely covers the west façade and goes until the top, becoming a generous pergola. The existing mosaic tile coating remained, but with a new layout andcovered with a secondary metallic skin.

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